By York University Libraries
Date: February 18th – 20th 2020
Workshop Time: Feb 18th – Being Scheduled.
Hackfest Time: 9:00am Feb 19th – 5:00pm Feb 20th
Location: Steacie Science and Engineering Library.
Do you love crunching data? Creating breathtaking visualization? Or do want to learn how to do those things? Do you have a brilliant business involving data idea but you are not sure how to build it? Do you think that there’s some wisdom hidden in someone else’s data that can help us understand the world better? Are you a go-getter who will hack your way to your goals?
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, we invite you to participate in the Third Steacie Library Hackfest!
What is a Hackfest? If you haven’t been to one, it is about spending two days collaborating with your fellow students on a particular project, and bringing the project to reality! Students from disciplines such as Computer Science and Engineering, Fine Arts, Business, Digital Media, and Health will work together to share ideas and create solutions.
If you want to gain experience bringing an idea to life, or just want to participate in a fun collaborative environment, mark your calendar for the Annual Steacie Library Hackfest supported by LaunchYU, on February 20 – 21, 2019. We look forward to seeing you there!
Breakfast, lunch, and caffeine provided!
Subject to change closer to the event.
Below are some resources, which might aid you in your project.
Hugh McCague is a statistician and mathematician working at the Institute for Social Research, York University.
Graduate student, MSc in CS with specialization in AI, Research assistant @ York, working on various Machine Learning research projects. 13 years of software industry experience in Project and test management. Experience in various domains such as Embedded systems, SAP, Healthcare, Electrical sectors.
Stacy Allison-Cassin is an Associate Librarian at York University. Her area of expertise is in metadata, structured data, and digital humanities. Stacy is an active in the Wikipedia community where she contributors to the Wikidata project, a free and open knowledge base that can be used by humans and machines.
James “Jim” Freemantle (BSc Physics Waterloo, MSc Physics York University), is the York University Project Manager for the OSIRIS-REx Lidar Altimeter (OLA) Science Support Team on the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. Before OLA he was the Project Manager for the Canadian Met Sensor on board the Phoenix Mars Lander. Jim has had a long career using remote sensing to monitor environmental change. When not chasing down the OLA team for project reports and deliverables, Jim enjoys pounding the pavement as a long distance runner.
Walter Giesbrecht has been the data librarian at York University Toronto since 1998; prior to this he was an organic chemist, atmospheric chemist, seabird biologist, crayfish biologist, medical research technician, and science librarian.
Krassimir Gadjokov is a Senior Security Consultant at TELUS. He’s extremely experienced in professional in Cyber Security, Application and System Security. He also has vast knowledge of information and communication technology and is deeply knowledgeable in system analysis as well as business processes.
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